Alaska 529 Midseason Classic features loaded field

Posted by Van Williams, ALB Media Director | Jun 22, 2022

The Alaska 529 Midseason Classic has a new sponsor and a new name, but the tournament remains the granddaddy of the Alaska Legion Baseball summer series.

It all gets started today with the first of four days at Mulcahy Stadium. The tournament wraps up with Sunday night's championship game.

Five of the eight teams in the field are former winners, giving this year’s event a ‘Tournament of Champions’ vibe.

The three-time champion Napoleon River Bandits of Ohio are back, looking to add to its collection of titles from 2019, 2013 and 2011.

They will be joined by fellow three-time winner Chugiak, the only team from Alaska with multiple titles (2009, 2007, 1997).

Other winners from The Last Frontier that are in this year's field include South (2018), Dimond (2010) and Service (1999).

Rounding out this year’s field will be the Buffalo Cobras of Minnesota in addition to West and defending Alaska state champion Eagle River.

Alaska 529 Midseason Classic
Past Winners

2021-2020 No Tournament
2019 – Napoleon (OH)
2018 – South (AK)
2017 – Walla Walla (WA)
2016 – Columbia (TN)
2015 – Castroville (TX)
2014 – Columbia (TN)
2013 – Napoleon (OH)
2012 – Columbia (TN)
2011 – Napoleon (OH)
2010 – Dimond (AK)
2009 – Chugiak (AK)
2008 – Fairfield (CA)
2007 – Chugiak (AK)
2006 – Tuscaloosa (AL)
            Dothan (AL)
2005 – Niwot (CO)
2004 – West Warrick (RI)
2003 – San Francisco (CA)
2002 – Phoenix (AZ)
2001 – West Warrick (RI)
2000 – Lewiston (ID)
1999 – Service (AK)
1998 – Tacoma (WA)
1997 – Chugiak (AK)
1996 – Yakima (WA)
1995 – Kennewick (WA)

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